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Score 8.7 out of 100

Bitdefender GravityZone

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

I would say a small business with a basic firewall and security needs would be a perfect fit for the Barracuda CloudGen firewall. I know that they soon end up leaving the NG models and are moving forward with the F series firewall. I think the F series is a much more difficult to manage device and doesn’t offer simplistic configuration or use and lacks cloud control so I don’t understand the move on Barracuda’s part to nix a great easy to manage the firewall. I do think that the NG line is maybe too simple for bigger businesses and would lack some main features that they would require.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

GravityZone is ideal for virtually any sized business, though at smaller sizes (3 - 5 computers/users) other options may be more cost effective, including other Bitdefender products. In addition, while Bitdefender's flexibility and power-user features are really nice, these same features can make it difficult to use for the less tech-inclined. Finally, Bitdefender is ideal for Windows servers as it can be figured specifically for server use.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.8
Bitdefender GravityZone
Identification Technologies
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.3
Bitdefender GravityZone
Visualization Tools
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.1
Bitdefender GravityZone
Content Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.1
Bitdefender GravityZone
Policy-based Controls
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.5
Bitdefender GravityZone
Active Directory and LDAP
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.3
Bitdefender GravityZone
Firewall Management Console
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Bitdefender GravityZone
Reporting and Logging
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
6.6
Bitdefender GravityZone
VPN
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.9
Bitdefender GravityZone
High Availability
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
9.0
Bitdefender GravityZone
Stateful Inspection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Bitdefender GravityZone
Proxy Server
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.9
Bitdefender GravityZone

Endpoint Security

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.5
Anti-Exploit Technology
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.8
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.8
Centralized Management
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.9
Hybrid Deployment Support
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.6
Infection Remediation
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.5
Vulnerability Management
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.8
Malware Detection
Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
9.1

Pros

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • The management software is excellent. It make it much easier to manage the firewalls than some of the other vendors.
  • Watching real-time traffic is easy to do when trying to troubleshoot a users issues getting to a particular service.
  • Support from Barracuda has been excellent. We rate their phone and online remote support as being the best in the business.
  • We like the QoS and Traffic shaping of the NG Firewalls. They help is manage our limited bandwidth, so that business critical resources are available over lesser critical resources.
  • Integration with Active Directory makes it easy to identify users activities in logs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • The Gravity Zone console is quite easy to use, particularly if the person assigned to implement and deploy have a good understanding of how to make it work to get at the information needed.
  • The Dashboard is customizable to get at the information needed in one location.
  • Pushing tasks across the network is quite easy.
  • Having said the what is available in gravity zone, it is easy to see what devices have activity that frequently result in quarantines. This allows us to address "misuse" of our devices. Which brings me to my final point...
  • The policies can be set up to lock devices down with very strict rules (such as device locking) or with relaxed policies.
Gail Dutchess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • Not come across any yet! A nice-to-have could be a mobile app which allows you to monitor it on your phone or mobile device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • I wish we could access logs from the cloud-based product. Not just in a viewable sense but from a download so that we can scrape them for interesting strings.
  • Bitdefender needs to make it easier to export data from the web interface. As it stands now, it's a time-consuming copy and paste activity.
  • I would like for there to a notification service when someone encounters malware. For example, an email to our IT team when someone's Bitdefender quarantines a file.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works. I rely heavily on my vendors to provide a product that works, is easy to implement, and that they support. As well as be a decent value for the money
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 5.5
Based on 1 answer
Easy enough to use and configure using the management UI. Reporting from the web filter is a little clunky, and not very user friendly. To be perfectly honest, once it's set up and running, there isn't a lot to do from the day-to-day side of things, which is not a bad thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 7.4
Based on 2 answers
The console is easy to use, but has grown to have a lot of functionality. The only challenge is that all functions (even disabled and not installed ones) are shown. It would be great if only the functions that are active would be visible.
Beat Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall 8.0
Based on 6 answers
I could go on and on about how good Barracuda's support really is. I have yet to have a problem they didn't help me fix and I always learn something when talking with them. The story that best describes my overall experience with Barracuda's support is this: When I first put in the xSeries they had a problem with a policy route. There was a bug in the code and in the one situation I was it, it just would not work. I went up the levels of support and they couldn't fix it. Well, next thing I know I am on the phone with 2 of the guys that programmed the thing and they work out the solution in no time and get me going. That is support. That is what I have come to expect from Barracuda. If the tech on the phone doesn't know the answer, they do not stop until they find it. Grant it, I also have to admit I do not call support with every problem, I try to work it out on my own first as that is how I learn best, so when I do call support it is going to be complicated.
Paul Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

Bitdefender GravityZone 7.6
Based on 49 answers
Support is an area Bitdefender has always struggled with. While their products work great, the GravityZone dashboard is very technical in nature. If you aren't IT inclined, it could be difficult to setup. While most times support is helpful, we tend to work with them over email because of their very thick accent, they are hard to understand over the phone.
JASON WORKMAN | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

Our Cisco firewall was always difficult to make any changes against. It had no user-friendly GUI interface. We were calling technical support most of the time whenever we needed to make any changes. The Barracuda CloudGen Firewall has a GUI interface which we are looking forward to getting better acquainted with as we move off of our old Cisco. Of course, Barracuda's technical support is always there and is top notch!
Jay Glatt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

We were a Kaspersky shop for years. Kaspersky was a resource hog and it didn't even block half of what was thrown at it. We had more outbreaks and more end-user complaints in a year of Kaspersky then we have had in almost three years of Bitdefender.
Michael Kerzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

  • Positive: highly customizable and can control the entire network from one location.
  • Positive: all services and processes work very well and are reliable.
  • Positive: MSPs looking to deploy and control numerous firewalls with ease, this is hands down the best product.
  • Negative: very high learning curve, definitely not a one-and-done firewall. Requires a lot of dedicated time to get the machine running the way you want.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bitdefender GravityZone

  • Has stopped a few advanced attacks with the EDR sensor capability and also allowed us to trace back threats. This is key so we know with confidence the threat has been removed.
  • Risk analysis goes further and shows misconfigurations, and other security risks that can quickly be resolved. This saves us time when auditing and also gives us assurance that we don’t have small loopholes.
  • Being fully cloud managed is another key factor; with employees working from home this gives us peace of mind that devices are protected and allows us to manage security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Bitdefender GravityZone

Pricing Details

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bitdefender GravityZone

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
7.4
Bitdefender GravityZone
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
Bitdefender GravityZone
9.0

Usability

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
5.5
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.4

Support Rating

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall
8.0
Bitdefender GravityZone
7.6

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